Germany seeks to require Apple to continue iPhone updates and repairs for 7 years

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The country is working through an environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union. The German government has submitted a new environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union in the hopes of requiring Apple to keep up iPhone updates and repairs for a minimum of seven years. This would mean that the company would need to keep providing security changes and spare parts. Furthermore, beyond the continued iPhone updates for security, Apple would be required to offer those spare parts “at a reasonable price,” if the Ministry of Economics in Germany…

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Apple privacy feature enforcement will be delayed until 2021

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iOS 14 will still have a live version, but enforcement will not begin until early next year. A controversial new Apple privacy feature to launch with iOS14 will require developers to obtain user’s express permission to gather their data and track them across sites and websites accessed on their iPhones and iPads. The tech giant has chosen to delay enforcement of this rule in the face of considerable criticism. Last Thursday, the company announced in a developer update that it would be delaying the enforcement of the new Apple privacy…

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Is Apple mobile security still compromised by CIA as Wikileaks claims?

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The iPhone maker has responded to the released documents saying that the exploits are outdated. Wikilieaks released a slew of documents saying that Apple mobile security was being compromised by the CIA. It detailed the tremendous number of CIA software tools used for hacking into specific Macs and iPhones. Apple responded by issuing a statement saying that the Wikileaks data is outdated and have been dealt with long ago. The majority of the Apple mobile security breaches by the CIA, said Wikileaks, were possibly only when a device could be…

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FBI breaks through iPhone mobile security without Apple

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This has caused the U.S. Justice Department to drop the legal action it had been pursuing against Apple. The FBI has now reported that it has been successful in using a new mobile security cracking technique that enabled them to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, and it managed to achieve its goal without any assistance from Apple. Apple had been refusing to comply with a demand that it write code to break into the smartphone. In fact, the company had been fighting a court…

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FBI may be able to crack iPhone mobile security without Apple’s help

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The much-anticipated court hearing was brought to an abrupt halt as it may no longer be necessary. The FBI recently revealed that it may have come up with a method of breaking through the mobile security of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters. This caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to suddenly vacate the court hearing to force Apple to unlock the smartphone. It now looks as though Apple’s help may not be necessary in cracking the mobile security code on the iPhone. This…

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